The feathered Warsaw Dilophosaurus

Reading time: 4 min Originally I wanted to continue the series about the Messel-fossils, but I am still working on a reconstruction illustration for the next part and needed a break. Instead I´ll jump on the Dilophosaurus bandwagon, because this...

Fossil treasures of Messel Pit part II: Crocs and gators

Reading time: 5 min The fauna of the area which would later become the Messel pit was quite rich in crocs. Some of them strongly resembled modern crocodylians, but some of them were oddballs which differed strongly from any extant...

Fossil treasures of Messel pit part I: Fish

Reading time: 8 min The Messel pit is one of the most spectacular fossil sites of the world. It gives us an incredible insight into a subtropical ecosystem from the Eocene, about 47 million years ago. The special conditions of...

Markus‘ Wünsche an den Designer

Reading time: < 1 min bei den Farbe neige ich nach wie vor zu natürlichen Tönen, grünlich oder vielleicht auch etwas gelblich (zum Beispiel Plattenkalk als Hintergrund)   mal was ganz anderes, wie ließe sich diese Rekonstruktion von Olaus Magnus´...